I've never had any experience with 3G dongles, and I must confess I approached plugging one into my Dell Mini with some trepidation. I'd heard scare stories of faffing with config files and other horribleness. I remembered a whopping four page feature in Linux Format on "how to get 3G dongles working." I mean - four pages. That means it certainly wasn't going to be easy...
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Every now and then when you have a PC you inevitably end up with some near heart attack inducing moment.
I recently broke the USB wireless dongle I use on my eight year old Linux running laptop PC. Without it, the laptop can't connect to the internet. Hmm.
Windows was slow, and whilst I felt that re-installing Windows XP might help, Muffin is only a 900Mhz Celeron with 384meg of RAM and a 20Gb hard drive. And I don't like Windows (although XP is far better than Vista) - I'm a Linux user and have been for years. And it was time for Muffin to get a conversion.
As anyone who has read these pages before, upgrading Linux since the arrival of my new PC last year, hasn't always been smooth.
So here's the story with getting the sound working again on my new Ubuntu Edgy Eft setup.
I've just been reminded why I tend not to bother upgrading my Linux setup very often. It generally causes more headaches than benefits...
Well I finally have persuaded Ubuntu Dapper to give me sound. After delving around in the depths of the Ubuntu forums, I finally found a thread where someone had realised the issue was a faulty sound module in the Ubuntu default kernels. One roll your own kernel later, and here I am with sound! As I type, I'm blasting out some Sigur Rós in celebration!
Well since by last post about going to Ubuntu Dapper things have changed.
Last night I left the computer ugrading itself up to the latest version of Ubuntu. Okay I didn't quite leave it to do everything - actually I had to sort it out a few times in the middle of the night, but that's only because I was checking it whilst I was struggling to sleep due to the heat.